Thank you LuLu Eats Local for helping to make Selma Cafe’s five year celebration extra special. What a sweet day of fabulous food, amazing volunteers, visits from so many previous volunteers, friends and supporters of Selma Cafe, over 200 guests, and Selma Cafe’s very first flash mob. Thank you so much to everyone!
LuLu Eats Local brought us such good, satisfying, toothsome and tasty food. Winter Fritatta packed to overflowing with Tantre Farm winter squash and garlic, with a side of hoop greens from Green Things Farm, bacon on the side from Black Oak Farm, and eggs from BP Farm, Schwartz Family Farm and Dragonwood Farm was a total hit. Just as popular was their Upside Down Apple French Toast, with bread from Zingerman’s Bakehouse, apples from Kapnick Orchard, cream from Calder Dairy, maple syrup from Mark Snow, and eggs from the above sources. LuLu’s signature fried potatoes from Tantre Farm, with rough ground salt and rosemary were extra special.
It’s amazing to me that Selma Cafe has been operating for 5 years. There have been many changes during this time, and like most of life I can now heartily report that it’s all just fine and wonderful, though I might not have seen it that way as the changes were unfolding.
I’m so grateful to the support from many, many people over these years. I want to especially thank Selma Cafe legal counsel and dear friend Nick Roumel for his generous time and energy facilitating our 501c3 and being a regular chef at Selma, and our board of directors: Susie Baity, Nate Lada, Jeff McCabe, and Kyoko Yamamoto.
Of course, Selma Cafe can only function with the continual support of our core of volunteers, past and present, with whom I share the fun, hard work, energy and joy that comes from making things happen by simply doing the work and play that is needed.
Let’s not forget the amazing growers and suppliers of our ingredients and products. We are blessed with some pretty terrific local farmers, including Tantre Farm, Green Things Farm, Seeley Farm, Frog Holler Farm, Black Oak Farm, Kapnick Orchard, Dragonwood Farm. BP Farm, Shwartz Family Farm, Salomon Gardens, Greystone Creamery, Calder Dairy, Zingerman’s Creamery and Bakehouse, Roos Roast Coffee, Arbor Teas tea company, Ann Arbor People’s Food Coop, Arbor Farms Market, and many, many more. Please, please purchase your ingredients and foods from our local growers and purveryors! Just head out to our community’s small, local business owners and the Ann Arbor Farmers Market to support everyone else in our are community who are helping to grow the local food economy and supporting sustainable agriculture.
Thank you too, to Sunward Cohousing for giving us a home away from home to keep Selma Cafe going in our new location.
Finally, another appreciative, warm thank you to Selma Cafe co-founder Jeff McCabe, for his big vision, constant support, personal courage to keep showing up, and deep caring for Selma Cafe, which is now amazingly 5 years old and continuing to grow.
Until next time, know that I am sending loving kindness, appreciation and massive hugs to one and all.
Stay cozy ’til we meet around good food and comraderie again,